** That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay


That Part Was True is the story of an epistolary friendship between an American mystery writer and a British woman recovering from a very bad mother and anxiety attack, surprisingly centered around cooking. Wait, don’t give up yet! The letters flow very well, even the emails, and don’t have an iota of phoniness, and although it’s best to care about food, a bit, to read the book, this is not a foodie-only story. If anything does not feel quite right in the novel, it’s the way that the men talk, and talk, about their feelings and emotions. Granted the hero is a writer but still, it’s a bit much. His tangled involvements with unsuitable women are much more believable (and fun to read about!)

 

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